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20 Jun 2024 18:31:04 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Networkrendering made easy  
From: clipka
Date: 20 Nov 2010 11:40:00
Message: <4ce7f9e0$1@news.povray.org>
Am 20.11.2010 03:13, schrieb MessyBlob:
> Warp<war### [at] tagpovrayorg>  wrote:
>>    What's wrong with perpetual beta status? Google does that and it has
>> worked just fine for them... ;)
>
> As an umbrella status, this is OK.
> Would it be advantageous to have features or SDL keywords individually
> (formally) tagged with a status, as informally happens anyway with new stuff?
> Caveat: could become complicated where features are combined, e.g. media with
> radiosity.

1) This is already done. For instance, if you use SSLT, you'll get a 
warning that the feature is experimental.

2) There may still be the need for beta versions, as the integration of 
a feature may accidently break another unrelated one. And then there are 
major architectural changes as with 3.7, which involve the risk of 
breaking virtually any feature you could name.


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